I am advised that as at 23 November 2006, there were 21 members of ethnic minorities serving as permanent full-time police officers in Northern Ireland. This equates to 0.29 per cent. of the overall workforce composition which compares favourably with the overall level (0.48 per cent.) of the working age ethnic minority population. Moreover, the PSNI have a number of positive outreach campaigns aimed at recruiting people from ethnic minorities.